Carrie T. Schilling's answer Child support is determined based on the best interest of the child. If the grandmother is the legal guardian or a conservator of the child, then there should already be an order affecting the parent child relationship. This order may include an order regarding child support. The divorce may or may not result in a modification to that existing order, including the child support. However, it is unlikely that support would be back-dated 7 years if that did not occur when the court issued the...
Carrie T. Schilling's answer There should be a phone number of who to call on the citation. If you have not missed your court date yet, you can call the attorney general's office or the court clerk and ask if you can get the date re-set. If you've already missed your court date your options may be limited depending on how long its been and whether you can prove that notice was deficient. You may be able to appeal or ask for a new trial on the basis that you did not receive notice. If you've missed the deadline to do...
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer Legally the order probably states that his obligation in to the mother. The moral thing to do would be to share with you. Hopefully, some good came of your help for those children.
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer Each state has their own rules. If the order is one that is pending in New Mexico ask an attorney licensed there. If order signed in Texas if both parties are in agreement then such can be fashioned and done. Good luck. If you need us we are willing to assist 888-353-4529.
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer If she knew that she was pregnant at the time of the divorce then you may be able to get off from paying child support or her asserting now that you are the father. If you need further counsel feel free to contact us at 888-343-4529.
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer You can sign over rights. But, if it is not your child then it would be better off learning that 1st. Then you would not be responsible at all. You should get an attorney in your area to assist you with this as soon as possible. Good luck.
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer Yes, she can request child support regardless of how much she makes. Child support is based on your income if she has them primarily. You should still retain an attorney to represent your rights if she does file any actions. 888-343-4529 if you need us.
Matthew Valley's answer You would need to go to court and get the first child support order modified to accommodate the fact that you now have another child to support. It will not just change automatically.
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer The cost of attorney fees will depend on the amount of time necessary to complete the case. More information as to whether orders are in place already is a good place to start to do the assessment.
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer Not sure what you are asking. But, if you are asking if you’re supposed to be paying directly through the Attorney General account instead of directly to the person you are correct. Contact OAG for payment instructions.
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer You need to review your order and that controls as to who is responsible for child support. If there is a modification by the other party and you have been served with it then you should get an attorney to fight the modification. It is possible for either party to be ordered to pay child support.
Victoria Collins' answer If her husband had his name placed on the child’s birth certificate and he resided with the child the first two years of child’s life, he is the presumed father, but this can be rebutted through a paternity suit. So if she files a paternity suit then the court is likely to order a dna test to make sure you are the father. If you are in fact the father you can voluntarily terminate your parental rights.
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer Don't let that bother you. If the order has not been modified by the court then they can't go back and say you owe more than previously ordered. Go ahead and fight for your visitation rights. We can assist as well 888-3434LAW or 888-343-4529.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.